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[Solved] Witty Pi 4 on Debian

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(@goremaker)
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The Volumio OS for Raspberry Pi is based on Debian. Will the Witty Pi 4 software work on Debian?

What packages need to be installed for it to work? I already needed to install the zip utilities to install the Witty Pi 4 software successfully, but without having an actual board on hand (I have not purchased one yet), there's no way for me to know if the scripts will work.

Would be nice if there was a dependency list somewhere to figure out what's needed for these scripts to function.

 
Posted : 11/01/2024 8:24 pm
(@goremaker)
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I received my Witty Pi 4 Mini. I was wrong, Volumio isn't built with Debian, it's built with an older version of Raspbian that was based on with Debian 10. As stated above, the scripts for Witty Pi 4 can't be installed without doing "apt update" and "apt install unzip". Also, as a regular user, the scripts don't work because /usr/sbin isn't in the $PATH and that's where i2c-tools binaries exist. Quickest way to resolve that is to switch to "sudo su" and run the scripts as root. Otherwise everything else appears to function as expected.

 
Posted : 14/01/2024 2:49 am
(@admin)
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On the product page and in the user manual, it is clearly stated that Witty Pi's software is only tested under Raspberry Pi OS (the former Raspbian).

If you want to use Witty Pi on other Linux distributions, you may not be able to install the software without error. This is due to the fact that different Linux distributions have different packages installed by default, and their default users may have different privilege settings too. You may need to
modify the software installation script or even the software itself, however this will need you to have some knowledge of BASH programing.

We do have some customers who managed to install and use Witty Pi's softwre on Ubuntu.

 
Posted : 15/01/2024 8:46 am
(@goremaker)
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a) I stated above that I got it to work fine, and described how, so other people can know

b) even though you clearly state in the manual that the scripts are based on raspberry pi OS, it would still be very helpful if you listed in the manual what dependencies the scripts rely on to do their tasks

 
Posted : 15/01/2024 2:57 pm
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